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Birthday Boy Tom Cruise Doing Better Than Newsweek - Posted July 3, 2014
Unintentionally, D.B. Hebbard over at Talking New Media may wind up with today's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Birthday Boy Tom Cruise Doing Better Than Newsweek - Posted July 3, 2014
Unintentionally, D.B. Hebbard over at Talking New Media may wind up with today's ... [FishbowlNY]

Twenty-Seven Years Later, L. Ron Hubbard Biography Finally Gets a U.S. Release - Posted March 29, 2014
It's great to see the byline of Tony Ortega in the New York Post. The founder of The Underground Bunker and executive editor of The Raw Story ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twenty-Seven Years Later, L. Ron Hubbard Biography Finally Gets a U.S. Release - Posted March 29, 2014
It's great to see the byline of Tony Ortega in the New York Post. The founder of The Underground Bunker and executive editor of The Raw Story ... [AllTwitter]

And Now for Something Completely Different: Eric Idle Tweets About Scientology - Posted January 24, 2014
The posts at The Underground Bunker no longer come quite as fast and furiously as they once did, now that gatekeeper Tony Ortega has a day job. Still, when they do, they're as fun and informative to read as ever. Today, Ortega recaps a typically surrea... [Fishbowl NY]

And Now for Something Completely Different: Eric Idle Tweets About Scientology - Posted January 24, 2014
The posts at The Underground Bunker no longer come quite as fast and furiously as they once did, now that gatekeeper Tony Ortega has a day job. Still, when they do, they're as fun and informative to read as ever. Today, Ortega recaps a typically surrea... [FishbowlNY]

Former Village Voice EIC Tony Ortega Joins Raw Story - Posted October 31, 2013
The Raw Story publisher Roxanne Cooper has shared some major news this morning. Former Village Voic... [Fishbowl NY]

Former Village Voice EIC Tony Ortega Joins Raw Story - Posted October 31, 2013
The Raw Story publisher Roxanne Cooper has shared some major news this morning. Former Village Voic... [FishbowlNY]

Leah Remini Aims Another Dart at the Church of Scientology - Posted October 2, 2013
Leah Remini's LAPD missing-person report may have been quickly dissipated. But the... [GalleyCat]

Leah Remini Aims Another Dart at the Church of Scientology - Posted October 2, 2013
Leah Remini's LAPD missing-person report may have been quickly dissipated. But the... [Fishbowl NY]

Leah Remini Aims Another Dart at the Church of Scientology - Posted October 2, 2013
Leah Remini's LAPD missing-person report may have been quickly dissipated. But the... [FishbowlNY]

Actress Who Auditioned to Be Tom Cruise's 'Wife' Speaks Publicly for the First Time - Posted August 26, 2013
Here's another PR nightmare for the Church of Scientology, to be denied in short order, no doubt. It comes courtesy of Australian magazine Woman's Day, which published the scoop in print over the weekend and has allowed U.S. side media par... [Fishbowl NY]

Actress Who Auditioned to Be Tom Cruise's 'Wife' Speaks Publicly for the First Time - Posted August 26, 2013
Here's another PR nightmare for the Church of Scientology, to be denied in short order, no doubt. It comes courtesy of Australian magazine Woman's Day, which published the scoop in print over the weekend and has allowed U.S. side media par... [FishbowlNY]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [FishbowlNY]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Updated] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [GalleyCat]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Update] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Update] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [FishbowlNY]

Nicole Remini Fact-Checks the Chicago Sun-Times - Posted July 18, 2013
First, there was Paul Haggis; then, no doubt, the fear that Katie Holmes would speak out if wrongly handled. One summer later, after the Cruise-Holmes divorce, the Church of Scientology's media relations folks (and outside crisis PR firm) must now deal with the m... [Fishbowl NY]

Nicole Remini Fact-Checks the Chicago Sun-Times - Posted July 18, 2013
First, there was Paul Haggis; then, no doubt, the fear that Katie Holmes would speak out if wrongly handled. One summer later, after the Cruise-Holmes divorce, the Church of Scientology's media relations folks (and outside crisis PR firm) must now deal with the m... [FishbowlNY]

A Radio Call-In Interview for the Ages: Nicole Remini Sticks Up for Her 'Brooklyn' Younger Sister - Posted July 17, 2013
Wow. We've watched, listened to and read a ton of media coverage over the years about the Church of Scientology. From our perspective, there's no doubt an interview given this week to Minneapolis-St. Paul radio station myTalk 107.1 FM by Leah Remini's older sister Nicole belongs at the top of that... [Fishbowl NY]

A Radio Call-In Interview for the Ages: Nicole Remini Sticks Up for Her 'Brooklyn' Younger Sister - Posted July 17, 2013
Wow. We've watched, listened to and read a ton of media coverage over the years about the Church of Scientology. From our perspective, there's no doubt an interview given this week to Minneapolis-St. Paul radio station myTalk 107.1 FM by Leah Remini's older sister Nicole belongs at the top of that... [FishbowlNY]

Tony Ortega Posts Another Open Letter to Tom Cruise - Posted July 12, 2013
As with almost all things Scientology/media related, it started with Tony Ortega. The former Village Voice EIC, now blogging at The Underground Bunker, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tony Ortega Posts Another Open Letter to Tom Cruise - Posted July 12, 2013
As with almost all things Scientology/media related, it started with Tony Ortega. The former Village Voice EIC, now blogging at The Underground Bunker, ... [FishbowlNY]

Tony Ortega Puts the Skids on Tom Cruise TMZ Item - Posted May 25, 2013
Here's a suggestion for TMZ. When the next need-for-verification Church of Scientology-tinged item comes along, like this Friday afternoon EXCLUSIVE speculating that a pair of wee-hour motorcycle riders were Tom Cruise and girlfriend, check with ... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Editors Resign Rather Than Fire Staffers - Posted May 9, 2013
Will Bourne, the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice for only six months, has resigned. The New York Times ... [Fishbowl NY]

Village Voice Editors Resign Rather Than Fire Staffers - Posted May 9, 2013
Will Bourne, the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice for only six months, has resigned. The New York Times ... [FishbowlNY]

Cruise-Holmes Scientology Spoof Gathering Steam in Chicago - Posted March 15, 2013
The buzz is growing for The TomKat Project, a bare-bones stage show running through April 24 at the Playground Theater in Chicago. Scientology watcher Tony Ortega ... [FishbowlLA]

Another Very Sad Scientology Tale - Posted February 26, 2013
At the end of his latest blog piece, Church of Scientology watchdog reporter Tony Ortega writ... [FishbowlLA]

Paul Haggis Crashes Church of Scientology's New Year - Posted January 17, 2013
In the media this week, there's something going on in reaction to the release of Lawrence Wright's book about Scientology that also occurred last year when ... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Ortega Breaks Down Lawrence Wright Scientology Book Excerpts - Posted January 9, 2013
The biggest thing from a media perspective about two excerpts published in The Hol... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Ortega Gifts Gawker with Ex-Scientologists Rap Song - Posted December 10, 2012
The latest Church of Scientology scoop fomented by former Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega is a Thetan level doozy. One that will be reverberating across MSM outlets for days. Th... [GalleyCat]

Tony Ortega Gifts Gawker with Ex-Scientologists Rap Song - Posted December 10, 2012
The latest Church of Scientology scoop fomented by former Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega is a Thetan level doozy. One that will be reverberating across MSM outlets for days. Th... [FishbowlLA]

'This Modern World' Cartoon Dropped By Village Voice - Posted October 8, 2012
Dan Perkins, (aka Tom Tomorrow) the cartoonist behind "This Modern World," a popular syndicated comic, has had his strip cut from The Village Voice. Perkins' strip had been running in the Voice since 1997, and when he heard the news that... [Fishbowl NY]

'This Modern World' Cartoon Dropped By Village Voice - Posted October 8, 2012
Dan Perkins, (aka Tom Tomorrow) the cartoonist behind "This Modern World," a popular syndicated comic, has had his strip cut from The Village Voice. Perkins' strip had been running in the Voice since 1997, and when he heard the news that... [FishbowlNY]

THR Reviews Tom Cruise-David Miscavige as a Bad 'Bromance' - Posted September 28, 2012
With Tony Ortega having (at least, temporarily) suspended his daily blog missives about the Church of Scientology, it's up to other outlets to pick up the e-meter slack. This morning, that honor belongs to Hollywood Reporter contributor ... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Cruise Publicist: He Never Forced His Religion on Katie Holmes - Posted September 19, 2012
As part of their evaluation of how fallout from the scandalous Vanity Fair October cover story might affect the way Tom Cruise promotes his next movie (Jack Reacher), THR reporters Daniel Miller and Kim ... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Adds Music Editor - Posted September 18, 2012
Mere days after the Village Voice lost editor-in-chief Tony Ortega and music editor Maura Johnston ... [Fishbowl NY]

Village Voice Adds Music Editor - Posted September 18, 2012
Mere days after the Village Voice lost editor-in-chief Tony Ortega and music editor Maura Johnston ... [FishbowlNY]

Village Voice Sheds Staff - Posted September 17, 2012
The Village Voice, sister paper to the LA Weekly, suffered two big losses Friday. First was editor-in-chief Tony Ortega, who announced he was quitting to work on a book proposal about Hollywood's favorite cult, Scientology... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Ortega Quits The Village Voice - Posted September 14, 2012
Tony Ortega is leaving The Village Voice. Ortega has been the editor of the paper since 2007, but had been with Village Voice Media since 1995. Ortega announced that he was l... [Fishbowl NY]

Tony Ortega Quits The Village Voice - Posted September 14, 2012
Tony Ortega is leaving The Village Voice. Ortega has been the editor of the paper since 2007, but had been with Village Voice Media since 1995. Ortega announced that he was l... [FishbowlNY]

Latest Church of Scientology PR Crisis Heats Up - Posted September 5, 2012
As we reported earlier this week, Paul Haggis' comments about the shocking Vanity Fair October cover story involving Tom Cruise, the Church of Scientology and an a... [FishbowlLA]

Paul Haggis Corroborates Vanity Fair Scientology Cover Story - Posted September 3, 2012
Labor Day weekend is turning into another massive PR nightmare for Hollywood's top-earning actor. One that not even his once formidable protector Pat Kinglsey could have likely circumvented. Firs... [GalleyCat]

Paul Haggis Corroborates Vanity Fair Scientology Cover Story* - Posted September 3, 2012
Labor Day weekend is turning into another massive PR nightmare for Hollywood's top-earning actor. One that not even his once formidable protector Pat Kingsley could have likely circumvented. Firs... [FishbowlLA]

Drink Up | Sexy Caller | Dishing Out - Posted July 30, 2012
AgencySpy: Diet Coke is throwing 30-second birthday parties for all the people who keep drinking it despite it tasting like crap.... [Fishbowl NY]

Drink Up | Sexy Caller | Dishing Out - Posted July 30, 2012
AgencySpy: Diet Coke is throwing 30-second birthday parties for all the people who keep drinking it despite it tasting like crap.... [FishbowlNY]

Village Voice Editor Shares Another Huge Scientology Scoop - Posted July 30, 2012
Tony Ortega has done it again. Over the weekend, on his Scientology-focused blog Runnin' Scared, the Village Voice editor-in-chief published a groundbreaking two-part interview with John Brousseau, a 32-year member who very method... [FishbowlLA]

E! News Bungles Tom Cruise Scientology Quote - Posted July 10, 2012
Right there, in both the headline and body text at press time, former Scientologist Amy Scobee is quoted by E! Online as saying that actor Tom Cruise is "viewed as a complete god" wit... [FishbowlLA]

Marty Rathbun: The Go-to Guy for Cruise-Holmes Scientology Elucidation - Posted July 2, 2012
This morning, there are already two new interviews with high-profile ex-Scientologist Marty Rathbun about the Cruise-Holmes divorce. ... [FishbowlLA]

Marty Rathbun: The Go-to Guy for Cruise-Holmes Scientology Elucidation - Posted July 2, 2012
This morning, there are already two new interviews with high-profile ex-Scientologist Marty Rathbun about the Cruise-Holmes divorce. ... [GalleyCat]

Village Voice Lets Go Film Critic J. Hoberman - Posted January 5, 2012
Film critic J. Hoberman was let go from The Village Voice yesterday after a near 30-year tenure in which he rose to senior film critic. The decision was naturally unsettling to Hoberman, but ... [Fishbowl NY]

Village Voice Lets Go Film Critic J. Hoberman - Posted January 5, 2012
Film critic J. Hoberman was let go from The Village Voice yesterday after a near 30-year tenure in which he rose to senior film critic. The decision was naturally unsettling to Hoberman, but ... [FishbowlNY]

The Village Voice Sues Time Out New York For Using Phrase Everyone Has Used - Posted November 16, 2011
(Via paidContent) The people behind The Village Voice have lost their damn minds. That's ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Village Voice Sues Time Out New York For Using Phrase Everyone Has Used - Posted November 16, 2011
(Via paidContent) The people behind The Village Voice have lost their damn minds. That's ... [FishbowlNY]

Zach Baron Leaves The Village Voice for The Daily - Posted March 23, 2011
The Daily has been having a bit of a difficult run lately. It began charging Monday amidst rumors that it only had 5000 subscribers, and has weathered... [Fishbowl NY]

Zach Baron Leaves The Village Voice for The Daily - Posted March 23, 2011
The Daily has been having a bit of a difficult run lately. It began charging Monday amidst rumors that it only had 5000 subscribers, and has weathered... [FishbowlNY]

Veteran Political Writer Wayne Barrett Out At The Village Voice - Posted January 4, 2011
After nearly 40 years of service, The Village Voice's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Veteran Political Writer Wayne Barrett Out At The Village Voice - Posted January 4, 2011
After nearly 40 years of service, The Village Voice's ... [FishbowlNY]

High Level Ex-Scientologist Pens Expose - Posted September 3, 2010
Village Voice's Tony Ortega reviews Counterfeit Dreams by Jefferson Hawkins. Hawkins documents the rise of the group through the 70s and 80s arriving at its current state w... [FishbowlLA]

You Don't Have To Outrun The Bear, Just The Other Guy - Posted July 30, 2010
This is the message Village Voice editor Tony Ortega has for freelancers in an open memo posted to the site this morning. It comes after an over-eager writer pitched a story, was rejected, and then just had to know w... [MediaJobsDaily]

Lauer Roasted At Friar's Club - Posted October 25, 2008
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was the butt of many jokes during his roast at the Friar's Club, as were many others in attendance. From the TV news crowd, joining Lauer were Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Voice Editor Ortega: Why Stories Like The One In The Nation Are So Silly - Posted July 19, 2007
It's been four months since the Village Voice unceremoniously ousted David Blum and hired a "half-Mexican kid from L.A." Yesterday we spoke with Village Voice editor Tony Ortega, the paper's fifth in 15 months, about his first 100 or so days in office. His State of t... [Fishbowl NY]

Voice Editor Ortega: Why Stories Like The One In The Nation Are So Silly - Posted July 19, 2007
It's been four months since the Village Voice unceremoniously ousted David Blum and hired a "half-Mexican kid from L.A." Yesterday we spoke with Village Voice editor Tony Ortega, the paper's fifth in 15 months, about his first 100 or so days in office. His State of t... [FishbowlNY]

Voice Hires New Arts Editor - Posted March 29, 2007
Tony Ortega, who replaced the ousted (scorned?) David Blum as editor of the Village Voice earlier this month, has made his first significant hire: -----Original Message----- From: Ortega, Tony Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:33 PM Folks, I am pleased to announce that Brian Parks is the new Arts an... [Fishbowl NY]

Voice Hires New Arts Editor - Posted March 29, 2007
Tony Ortega, who replaced the ousted (scorned?) David Blum as editor of the Village Voice earlier this month, has made his first significant hire: -----Original Message----- From: Ortega, Tony Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:33 PM Folks, I am pleased to announce that Brian Parks is the new Arts an... [FishbowlNY]

Confirmed: Tony Ortega New Editor Of Voice; 'Half-Mexican Kid From LA' No Longer Has Mohawk - Posted March 5, 2007
It's official: Tony Ortega, a self-decribed "half-Mexican kid from LA," has been named Village Voice editor. From the release: Ortega and his wife Fatima, who is from Jakarta, Indonesi... [Fishbowl NY]

Confirmed: Tony Ortega New Editor Of Voice; 'Half-Mexican Kid From LA' No Longer Has Mohawk - Posted March 5, 2007
It's official: Tony Ortega, a self-decribed "half-Mexican kid from LA," has been named Village Voice editor. From the release: Ortega and his wife Fatima, who is from Jakarta, Indonesi... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking: Village Voice Names Fifth Editor In 15 Months - Posted March 5, 2007
Via Media Mob, the Village Voice has named 43-year-old New Times vet Tony Ortega as its new editor. He was previously editor of New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Ortega replaces David Blum, who was... [Fishbowl NY]

Breaking: Village Voice Names Fifth Editor In 15 Months - Posted March 5, 2007
Via Media Mob, the Village Voice has named 43-year-old New Times vet Tony Ortega as its new editor. He was previously editor of New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Ortega replaces David Blum, who was... [FishbowlNY]

Tony Ortega Moves North to Village Voice - Posted March 5, 2007
LA's own Tony Ortega is tapped as the editor of the Village Voice. He's the 5th in a little over a year. Ortega, who's been most recently at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times once ... [FishbowlLA]

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